Photograph by Julie Bidwell
Above: Inside the Armoire
Sexy, chic—and comfortable. What’s not to love?
Stylish women don’t get dressed without fashionable, well-fitting undergarments too. If you need to replenish your supply of cute-but-comfortable unmentionables or your bras and panties have seen better days, scope out the selection at Inside the Armoire, which stocks elegant lines like Marie Jo, Simone Perele, Chantelle, Eberjey and Cosabella. The boutique owned by Karen Papadopoulos, who also has a shop in Long Island, specializes in customer service. “It’s our goal here to have relationships with our customers,” says Karen. “This is an intimate purchase and we want them to feel comfortable.”
We’ve all heard that every woman needs a proper bra fitting, and the pros here can have you sized correctly in fifteen minutes without using a tape measure (about 80 percent of us are wearing the wrong size, experts say). Once you’ve got the right size, the biggest trend now in bras is color. “Ladies are mixing it up,” says Karen.
Loungewear is also extremely popular, pieces that are cozy for relaxing at home but presentable enough for walking the dog and running errands. Her boutique carries several brands of chic lounge-wear as well as pj’s, plush robes, and lingerie—all great gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
45 East Putnam Ave.; 203-422-2055; insidethearmoire.com